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Research Globalisation Studies Groningen (GSG) GCET17


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Wednesday 21st September

18.00 hr

Wine tasting at the Academy Building
Welcome address by Prof. Dr. Jan-Berend Wezeman, Dean of the Law Faculty and
Joost van Keulen , Alderman and Vice-Mayor

Thursday 22nd September

8.45-9.05 hr Official opening of the conference by
Prof. Dr. Sibrand Poppema, President of the University
Rene Paas , Commissioner of the King
Dr. Deltef Schreiber , Head of Section, GIZ
9.05-9.35 hr

Prof. Michael Faure (Maastricht, Rotterdam, China University of Political Science
and Law (Beijing), Royal Dutch Academy of Science)
Smart instrument mixes in a greening economy’          

09.35-10.05 hr

Prof. Ernst Ulrich von Weizaecker (Co-President of the Club of Rome, Member &
Past Co-Chair, International Resource Panel )
Environmental tax reform dynamics’

10.05-10.35 hr Erik Bruinsma (Deputy Head of Department, Dutch Ministry of Finance)
Environmental taxation in the Netherlands'
10.35-11.00 hr Tea & coffee break
11.00-12.40 hr Parallel sessions I
- Linking of emissions trading systems I
- Energy I

- Instruments and applications

- Environmental policy impacts

- Carbon Tax

- Road transport

- Political dynamics and implementation of socially inclusive green fiscal reform I

- Recycling
12.40-13.30 hr Lunch (buffet)
13.30-15.10 hr Parallel sessions II
- International action and sovereignty
- Energy II
- Green innovation
- Smart instrument mixes I
- Carbon Taxes in Austria
- Road transport II

- Political dynamics and implementation of socially inclusive green fiscal reform II
15.10-15.30 hr Tea & coffee break
15.30-16.00 hr Prof. Mikael Skou Andersen (Aarhus University)
‘After Paris: towards policy instrument innovations in the framework of climate policy'
16.00-17.30 hr

City walk

17:30 – 18:30 hr

Reception offered by the University of Groningen, the Municipality of Groningen and the Province of Groningen
Peter den Oudsten , Mayor of Groningen

18:00-22:00 hr Festive dinner at the Aa-Church

Friday 23rd September

08.45-10.25 hr Parallel sessions III
- International perspectives on Climate change
- Energy III


- Smart instrument mixes II

- Environmental fiscal reform I

- Environmental taxes I

- Political dynamics and implementation of socially inclusive green fiscal reform III

- State aid
10.25-10.50 hr Tea & coffee break
10.50-11.20 hr Michael A. Mehling (Center for Energy and Environmental Policy Research at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology)
Linking of Emissions Trading Systems'
11.20-11.50 hr

Prof. Xavier Labandeira , (EUI Florence)
'Climate change and instrument mixes’ (tentative topic)

11.50-12.20 hr Dr. Dirk Buschle , (Deputy Head of the Energy Community Secretariat)
uropean Energy taxes and the Energy Community’ (tentative topic)
12.20-12.40 hr Larry Kreiser Award
12.40-13.30 hr Lunch (Buffet)
13.30-14.00 hr Aik Hoe Lim (Director, Trade and Environment Division World Trade Organization)
14.00-14.30 hr Kurt van Dender ( OECD Senior Tax Economist, Head of Unit Centre for Tax Policy and Administration)
14.30-14.50 hr Tea & coffee break
14.50-16.30 hr Parallel sessions IV
- Linking II
- Energy IV
- Green fiscal reform and budget constraints
- Energy efficiency
- Environmental fiscal reform II
- Environmental taxes II
- Carbon pricing
- Emissions Trading
16.30-16.45 hr Next year’s conference and closing remarks
Prof. emeritus Larry Kreiser , Cleveland State University

Farewell drink

Kindly take notice of delays in the train connections from Groningen to Amsterdam airport on the 24th of September. Due to maintenance work part of the itinerary will be services by busses.

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